It's rather difficult following the dialog, since the narrator doesn't try to distinguish between voices. The narrator is also very flat, indifferen and numb-- I recommend actually reading the hard copy on this one, since the audio version doesn't seem to do it justice.
Of course, all of the advice here can be found elsewhere and probably for free. What makes this book worth it is the straight forward and simple delivery. Suze Orman doesn't just give out financial advice, she talks about life in bigger terms and asks readers to really analyze themselves-- their financial personality-- and to question their goals and priorities in life. For someone in their twenties-early thirties, this book is GREAT. A quick read, easy to digest. It gets you thinking not just about your money, but about where you're going in life and how you're getting there.
I'm a huge fan of Friedman's new york times columns, but I did not enjoy this book as much. What I love most about his columns is the clarity and brevity with which he frames complex and multifaceted issues. With a 20 hour audio book, there were long portions that either dragged or felt old and dated. i noticed that there is an abridged version available. Since I didn't actually try the abridged, I can't recommend it, but I certainly would suggest looking into it. Also, keep in mind that this book was written before 9-11, so a lot of what he talks about no longer applies to today's situation.
The narrator does a really great job switching from voice to voice. I normally don't enjoy audible fiction as much because of how difficult it is to narrate dialogues in a convincing way. But this book was a pleasure.
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